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Differences between vector and arraylist

Anwar Hussain
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Joined: Jul 24, 2009
Posts: 35
Hi ,

I have got two difference

Vector is a legacy class
where as ArrayList is not a legacy class.

Vector is synchronized but ArrayList is not.

Any more differences please let me know.
Sebastian Janisch
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Joined: Feb 23, 2009
Posts: 1183
That is pretty much the only difference between Vector and ArrayList. Same with StringBuilder and StringBuffer.

Both synchronized versions are legacy and should not be used.

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